040159 UK Empirical Methods of Economic History (BA) (2016W)
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Acemoglu D, Johnson S, Robinson JA. 2001. "The colonial origins of comparative
development: an empirical investigation". Am. Econ. Rev. 91:1369-401
Engerman SL, Sokoloff KL. 2002. "Factor endowments, inequality, and paths of
development among New World economies". Work. Pap. 9259, NBER
La Porta R, Lopez-de-Silanes F, Shleifer A, Vishny R. 1998. "Law and finance". J.
Polit. Econ. 106:1113-55Topic 2: Identifying that history matters
Feyrer JD, Sacerdote B. 2009. "Colonialism and modern income: islands as natural
experiments". Rev. Econ. Stat. 91(May)
Dell, M. 2010. "The persistent effects of Peru's Mining Mita". Econometrica. 78 (6):
1863-1903Topic 3: Path dependence
Redding SJ, Sturm D, Wolf N. 2007. "History and industrial location: evidence from
German airports". Rev. Econ. Stat. 93(3): 814-831Topic 4: Domestic institutions
Jha S. 2008. Trade, institutions and religious tolerance: evidence from India.
Mimeogr., Stanford Univ.Topic 5: Cultural norms and religion
Nunn N, Wantchekon L. 2008. The Long-term Effects of Africas Slave Trades. Q. J. Econ. 123: 139-176,
Nunn N, Wantchekon L. 2011. "The slave trade and the origins of mistrust in
Africa". Am. Econ. Review 101(7): 3221-52,
Becker, S.O. and L. Woesseman. 2009. "Was Weber Wrong? A Human Capital
Theory of Protestant Economic History". Q. J. Econ. 124 (2): 531-596Topic 6: Education and Technology
Cinnirella, F. and Hornung, E. 2016 "Landownership Concentration and the
Expansion of Education", Journal of Development Economics 121: 135152.
Nunn N and Qian N. 2011. "Columbus's contribution to world population and
urbanization: a natural experiment examining the introduction of potatoes". Q. J.
Alesina, A., Giuliano P. and Nunn N. 2013 On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough, Q. J. Econ. 128 (2): 469-539